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Video: The official software developer theme song


I found out about "Code Monkey," the woe-is-me programmers' theme song by Web musician Jonathan Coulton, from a Twitter post by our VP of engineering. I knew without asking that there would be several music videos available on YouTube, and this World of Warcraft video hack homage is my favorite. To all you work-for-hire coders out there slaving away at underappreciated, overmanaged software tasks, take small comfort that at least one niche indie rocker understands your pain and has released his sympathy via Creative Commons.

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13 comments
Suyati
Suyati

Really nice video! It's really great to see that folks are making wonderful things with using images and settings in World of Warcraft or other games. Thanks for a bit of humor to ease the stress of an impending release date. I?m a software developer and I play World of Warcraft. I have a level 60 rogue on the Firetree server named Codemonkey that I have been playing for about 10 months now.

moellerg
moellerg

How do I get the video? I want to load it on my iPod!

denziya
denziya

ooohhh ok that was (LMAO) so funny. WOW

ElGeeko
ElGeeko

Nigel Russell's "White Collar Holler," performed by Stan Rogers ("Between the Breaks - Live!" Dundas ON, Fogarty's Cove Music, 1979).

alan-m
alan-m

Great words, catchy tune, video is amazing too.

Antagonist
Antagonist

Where the hell can I download this song? I want to put it on my ipod :)

anoel
anoel

aint it the truth, sounds very famillar, but you forgot "beer" not just soda.

BFilmFan
BFilmFan

That should get on VH-1's WebJunk.

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin

I am amazed at how creative people can be using images and settings in World of Warcraft or other games. This had to be a painstaking task -- well done.

Belkris
Belkris

Man this is great....words fail me

PonderousMan
PonderousMan

Code Monkey is the creation of uber-folk-geek singer-singwriter Jonathan Coulton. You can download the mp3 for Code Monkey, see several different videos, and check out all sorts of other goodness at his homepage, www.JonathanCoulton.com